CHARLES MANSON: Clinging to Life

Prison officials in California confirmed yesterday that Charles Manson has been hospitalized for days and appears to be gravely ill.

The 83-year-old murderer, who is serving seven life sentences for leading his "family" of followers in a killing spree which left seven people dead in 1969, had been suffering from some health problems in recent years. He was previously hospitalized earlier this year for a gastrointestinal problem. The California Department of Corrections will not give any details on his condition but confirmed that he is still alive. (LA Times)